Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Stylish on the Big Screen

For nearly two years I've tried to track down a decent image of Ingrid Bergman's incredibly stylish London apartment in Indiscreet. Out of desperation I snapped this photo of my TV.

Although the set was designed in the 1950s, Bergman's place still feels fresh. The salon-like living room is a tad stately with English Regency furniture. Pops of brilliantly colored silk pillows add levity. And a vast art collection hangs against walls similar in color to Benjamin Moore's "Palladian Blue." A mid-century nod comes in with a collection of very brightly matted works flanking the fireplace.

This apartment gets my vote for top ten chicest digs in the movies. (Yesterday's post was about funny film scenes that reference decorating.)


a. said...

This is one of my most favorite movies ever. I love everything about it including the interiors. Marvelous!

Style Court said...

Alyssa, I'm glad you like it too!

kelleyp said...

must watch all these movies. what about Auntie Mame? haven't seen it in years but there is something lingering in my mind about the interiors. just love the old sets. so regal.

Style Court said...


Jennifer (Peak of Chic) and Mary McDonald have both mentioned Auntie Mame. I need to see it!

Anonymous said...

I recently saw Indiscreet again. Love the color on those mats in the LR. There are a lot of films I've enjoyed for their decor. Sleepless in Seattle comes to mind. I remember liking her apartment a lot. For the real Hollywood regency look, check out "All About Eve." It's a great movie, period. Betty Davis plays a big Hollywood star and her house is just fab.

Style Court said...

Blue Room,
Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. I imitate that wall of frames in every residence. Also, occasionally scan the net for a decent set pic.

The Peak of Chic said...

I have to agree with you Courtney! Don't you end up seeing something "new" in her home every time you see it? I do! And those colorful mats are fantastic.

Style Court said...

Jennifer, yes!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It's such a small world -thats one of my favorite movies as well and her apt. is my favorite 'movie' apartment I've ever seen! Those colors and the big open LR - lovely!

cotedetexas said...

Ive never seen it!!! blush. ok, I'm off to find it. can't wait.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Oh, Courtney, it's the art hung on either side of the fireplace that I can never take my eyes off of - even with Grant in the frame! This is in the top five for sure.

Anonymous said...

Here are some more films I love for their art direction, set design and costumes (thought not necessarily for their acting or story lines).

Eyes Wide Shut (The movie sucks but I love Tom & Nicole's place.)
Wonder Boys (Cozy East Coast professorial decor, both high end and low end. Great story. Plus, it stars Katie Holmes back when she was cute)
The Anniversary Party (Incredible LA modern house. The house is really the star of the film.)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Total eye candy.)
Any movie by Pedro Almodovar (Particularly Volver.)
Evening (The movie is a total bore, but Glen close's house is great)
Howards End (And anything by merchant-ivory)
Out of Sight (Some great Miami interiors plus George Clooney.)
Anything by Woody Allen, including Annie Hall and Match Point
any almodovar film

Style Court said...

Blue Room, thanks for this! I'm partial to the house in Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You."

MABELLE said...

Wow- this looks gorgeous. I will definitely have to go rent it!